Birders watch snowy owls

The Mansfield area has had some guests from Arctic regions this winter. About four snowy owls have staked out wintering territory about three miles east of Mansfield.
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Cultural fair brings town together

Waterville School’s B.A.D.D. Club (Breaking Addictive and Destructive Decisions) and the Waterville Drug Free Community Coalition sponsored their second annual cultural fair on Feb. 21 at the school.
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Series | Home in Douglas County

This is another in a series of articles about people who have come to Douglas County from places near and far and have thrived here. This sixth article is about Jesus Limon of East Wenatchee.
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Nonprofit offers resources for kids

In 2017, a nonprofit called The Brave Warrior Project was formed to serve families in Okanagan, Grant, Chelan and Douglas counties who have children with serious illnesses or disabilities.
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Amateur radio a hobby for youth

Ten-year-old Hans Tonseth of Waterville first developed an interest in amateur radio by participating with his dad Sam Tonseth. “You could talk to people,” Hans Tonseth said of the appeal of the hobby.
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Series | Home in Douglas County

This is the fifth in a series of articles about people who have come to Douglas County from places near and far and have thrived here.
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Orondo welcomes Santa

Community spirit was alive and well in Orondo on Dec. 9 when about 80 area residents gathered at the Douglas County Fire District 4 station for the fire district's annual Santa open house.
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Making a Home in Douglas County

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent This is the fourth in a series of articles about people who have come to Douglas County from places near and far and have thrived here. Some came through marriage, some have retired here and some are young couples who have found this to be their place of choice for raising children. All have become active in the life of the community and have come to...
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Wings ’n Wishes celebration

Numerica Credit Union's annual Wings ’n Wishes Christmas tree lighting celebration was held Dec. 7 at East Wenatchee City Hall. The event provided a night of fun and excitement for all.
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Santa Breakfast a fun time

Waterville Preschool held its annual Breakfast with Santa event Dec. 3 at the NCW Fairgrounds Community Hall. The holiday fundraising event has been held every December for almost 20 years.
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